Wednesday, September 7, 2022

What is a paleo-left agenda? — Branko Milanovic

Might have been simpler just to say, "old left" But "Old Left" is already taken, as is "New Left." Branko Milanovic's conception of "paleo-left" is somewhat different from "Old Left," which focuses on economic issues than the "New Left," which focuses on social justice issues. If you are interested in the Left, the post is worth reading. In the US, the political meaning of "left" is Democratic Party and it's factions, liberal and progressive. Progressive is supposedly "far left," but in terms of world politics it is center-left, while liberal is center-right. There is no genuine left in the US on the political spectrum.  Even the actual socialists are mostly history in American politics, whereas there was an American socialist party at one time. Although it still exists, it hasn't run a presidential candidate since 1956.

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What is a paleo-left agenda?
Branko Milanovic | Visiting Presidential Professor at City University of New York Graduate Center and senior scholar at the Stone Center on Socio-economic Inequality, senior scholar at the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS), and formerly lead economist in the World Bank's research department and senior associate at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


Peter Pan said...

He's referring to the Alternative Left.

Peter Pan said...

Their Facebook page is still up:

Nebris said...

America does not have a far left movement.

Our far-right are Fascists.

Our center-right are extremist nationalists.

Our center-left are classical conservatives.

Our far-left are moral centrist moderates.

Any objective political compass would place politicians like Sanders or Warren barely left of center.

A real far-leftist movement would be advocating for forced property seizure of the Capitalist Ruling class by the Working class.

Instead our far-left is like "don't let people die in medical poverty, please"

Konrad said...

A paleo-left agenda is simply leftism without "woke" excrement.

Today the excrement rules.

Peter Pan said...

To its critics, they are referred to as the dirtbag left.

Peter Pan said...

^ Woke critics

Ugh said...

"If you are interested in the Left"
Nope, there's nothing more off-putting than polluting yourself with an extinction cult.